The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
Architecture Puzzler #216
A 16-gage (U.S. Standard) piece of stainless steel is about 1/16 inch (1.587 millimeters) thick and weighs 1.313, 2.625, or 4.594 pounds per square foot? (6.4, 12.8, or 22.4 kilograms per square meter)? Care to guess the weight per square foot or per square meter of 16-gage aluminum?
Sixteen-gage stainless steel weighs 2.625 pounds per square foot (12.80 kilograms per square meter). Sixteen-gage aluminum weighs 0.718 pounds per square foot (3.5 kilograms per square meter).
Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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